Following the Government’s advice and in the interests of the safety and welfare of visitors, staff, students and the wider public, all events scheduled at the University of Birmingham will be either cancelled or postponed from 20th March until 1st June. In addition The Lord Chamberlain’s Men Theatre company have cancelled their performance of Macbeth, which was due on 26th June at Winterbourne House and Garden. We’ll continue to monitor the advice from FCO, WHO, PHE and government and work with event organisers to reschedule as many events as possible when it is safe to do so. For those booked onto any of these events we will be processing a full refund over the next week.

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Oaks Nursery Muddy Explorers
27/10/2021 to 26/11/2021
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Wed, Oct 27
10:00
Oaks Nursery Muddy Explorers
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Stained Glass Christmas Decorations

On this course you will learn the techniques of copper foiled (Tiffany) stained glass to create some beautiful Christmas tree decorations.  You will be taught all the skills to create two or three decorations including: glass cutting, grinding, foiling, taping, soldering and finishing.

27/10/2021 10:15
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Wed, Oct 27
10:15
Winterbourne House & Garden
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Winterbourne General Admission
General admission to Winterbourne House & Gardens
27/10/2021 to 22/12/2021
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Wed, Oct 27
10:30
Winterbourne General Admission
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Hydrogen Half Term - Wednesday 27th October

Ignite the whole family’s curiosity and discover the high-tech future of transport at The Exchange this half term

All aboard to meet the inventor behind HydroFLEX, the UK’s first mainline approved Hydrogen train! Get involved in hands-on activities exploring how hydrogen is made and find out about how HydroFLEX made it from the science lab to the train tracks.

Hydrogen Half Term is presented as part of The Air We Breathe, a brand new public programme at The Exchange bringing together cutting edge research from across the University of Birmingham. From a hydrogen train to a sci-fi forest, discover how the University is delivering clean air both here in Birmingham and around the world.

27/10/2021 11:00
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Wed, Oct 27
11:00
The Exchange
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Hydrogen Half Term - Thursday 28th October

Ignite your family's curiosity and discover the high-tech future of transport at The Exchange this half term.

THE TREE OF LIFE

A theatrical eco-extravaganza for all the family!

Join award-winning storyteller Anna Conomos-Wedlock for apowerful and immersive performance where the timeless and fragile relationshipbetween humans and the natural world is explored and experienced throughdramatic role-play, theatrical characters and dynamic audience interaction!


Hydrogen Half Term is presented as part of
The Air We Breathe, a brand new public programme at The Exchange bringing together cutting edge research from across the University of Birmingham. From a hydrogen train to a sci-fi forest, discover how the University is delivering clean air both here in Birmingham and around the world.

 

28/10/2021
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Thu, Oct 28
11:00
The Exchange
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Hydrogen Half Term - Friday 29th October

Ignite your family's curiosity and discover the high-tech future of transport at The Exchange this half term.

THE TREE OF LIFE

A theatrical eco-extravaganza for all the family!

Join award-winning storyteller Anna Conomos-Wedlock for a powerful and immersive performance where the timeless and fragile relationship between humans and the natural world is explored and experienced through dramatic role-play, theatrical characters and dynamic audience interaction!


Hydrogen Half Term is presented as part of
The Air We Breathe, a brand new public programme at The Exchange bringing together cutting edge research from across the University of Birmingham. From a hydrogen train to a sci-fi forest, discover how the University is delivering clean air both here in Birmingham and around the world.

 

 

 

29/10/2021
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Fri, Oct 29
11:00
The Exchange
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Winterbourne Membership New
31/10/2021 23:59
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Sun, Oct 31
23:59
Winterbourne General Admission
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Urban Climate Walk: Does Our Skyline Shape Our Happiness?

Join us for a walk through Birmingham City Centre and discover how the built environment creates its own distinct microclimates. How much does the impact of urban density on our access to things like daylight and fresh air affect our comfort and well-being? We’ll experience first-hand the dynamic influence of city buildings on the background climate and find out what it means for urban resilience and individual health.

On this unique tour, led by Julie Futcher and Emma Ferranti from School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, we’ll walk and talk about the links between architecture, town planning, climate, green infrastructure and well-being.

Meeting Place: Moor Street Station, Espresso Station Café (left hand side as you enter through main station entrance)

 

05/11/2021 11:30
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Fri, Nov 5
11:30
The Exchange
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Nature’s Nurture: How Natural Playgrounds Nourish Developing Minds

We know that outdoor play improves our children’s health and wellbeing. But research shows that it also sparks their curiosity, allows them to take risks and improves their focus and memory. In this workshop parents and carers will find out why nature is the best nurturer, discover some simple activities that can be done in their garden, park or local woodland and take home an outdoor craft activity.

Victoria Saunders, Lecturer in Primary Teacher Education in the School of Education, leads this informative and practical session, sharing empowering advice and tips on free, easy and enjoyable activities that can have a big impact on all aspects of a child’s well-being.

06/11/2021 10:30
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Sat, Nov 6
10:30
The Exchange
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BEASTdome
06/11/2021 19:30
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Sat, Nov 6
19:30
The Dome
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Late-Night Exchange: COP26

To keep global warming below the CO2 upper limit in the Paris Agreement, we’ll need sharp reductions in carbon emissions. We know that climate change poses a complex challenge with no simple solutions. But if the history of human endeavour has taught us anything, it’s that by uniting in a common purpose we can accomplish the seemingly impossible. While the leaders of the world meet in the UK for COP26, we will host an evening of expert insight, passionate discussion and personal reflection on this global and local threat. 

We’ll consider climate change and action from multiple angles, with short talks, panel sessions and events - connecting you with experts, activists and residents in a stimulating evening of debate. 

09/11/2021 18:00
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Tue, Nov 9
18:00
The Exchange
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Alexandra Dariescu
10/11/2021 19:30
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Wed, Nov 10
19:30
Elgar Concert Hall
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RHS payment
14/11/2021, 00:00 after midnight
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Sun, Nov 14
00:00after midnight
Winterbourne House & Garden
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Birmingham University Singers and University Upper Voices
19/11/2021 19:30
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Fri, Nov 19
19:30
Elgar Concert Hall
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Christmas Wrapping

 

 

Nothing says Christmas like sparkle. But glittery wrapping paper, tinsel, baubles and crackers are all madeof plastic which breaks down over time to form micro- and then nano-plastics, which we breath in, eat (and drink) and release to the environment!  

 

Join artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood and make your own Christmas wrapping paper using environmentally friendly materials. Everyone will take away a roll of their own paper at the end of the session ready to use this Christmas.

 

 

 

 

20/11/2021 14:00
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Sat, Nov 20
14:00
The Exchange
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Instrumental Choirs Gala Concert
20/11/2021 19:00
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Sat, Nov 20
19:00
St George's Church
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Repeating Patterns
21/11/2021 to 22/11/2021
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Sun, Nov 21
11:00
Winterbourne House & Garden
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Brass Band and Chamber Choirs
21/11/2021 15:00
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Sun, Nov 21
15:00
Elgar Concert Hall
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Birmingham Conversations: what’s it like to live and breathe in Brum?

Join us for the launch of this brand-new discussion series that provides a relaxed environment for local citizens, community groups and university researchers to have conversations about issues that affect the lives of people across the city. 

 

Topics will be framed in non-specialist terms and equal weight given to lived experience. The discussions are open to everyone - come along and tell us what it’s like for you to live and breathe in Brum.

24/11/2021 19:00
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Wed, Nov 24
19:00
The Exchange
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Chineke! Chamber Ensemble
6.30pm Pre-concert talk
Diversity. equality and inclusion in Classical Music.
Free entry for concert ticket holders.
26/11/2021 19:30
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Fri, Nov 26
19:30
Elgar Concert Hall
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Wind Band
27/11/2021 19:30
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Sat, Nov 27
19:30
Elgar Concert Hall
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Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra
28/11/2021 15:00
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Sun, Nov 28
15:00
Elgar Concert Hall
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Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Collective
03/12/2021 19:30
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Fri, Dec 3
19:30
Elgar Concert Hall
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University Chorus
04/12/2021 19:30
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Sat, Dec 4
19:30
Elgar Concert Hall
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Philharmonic Orchestra
05/12/2021 15:00
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Sun, Dec 5
15:00
Elgar Concert Hall
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Christmas Wreaths

Spend a few hours getting into the Christmas spirit with this Christmas wreath making workshop hosted by Carole of Tuckshop Flowers.  You’ll have a lovely selection of long lasting and locally sourced greenery to choose from to dress a ready-mossed base, and Carole will show you how to build a wreath from scratch for future projects and provide a range of additional ingredients to ornament your creation.  Anything goes – wild and woolly or simply classic, whatever suits you and your front door the best!

All materials and equipment included and no previous experience needed.  Tea/coffee and mince pies will be provided.  Your ticket allows you to spend the whole day at Winterbourne, so why not come with a friend and visit the tea room for a spot of lunch after the workshop finishes?

Pre-booking is essential. 

06/12/2021 to 07/12/2021
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Mon, Dec 6
10:45
Winterbourne House & Garden
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What street planting does (and doesnt do) for air quality

Our city streets are punctuated by a network of natural spaces and green corridors – from parks and gardens to woodlands, ponds, cycleways and rivers. Trees and shrubs can even be found in the busiest of streets. But there’s a popular misconception that street planting soaks up a significant amount of pollution. In fact, it redistributes pollution by changing air currents. This can be beneficial but it’s not just the quantity and position of planting that matters – the street’s orientation, its buildings and their interactions with local wind conditions are critical for air quality too.

In this lunchtime lecture by Dr James Levine, you’ll find out about new open-source software, developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham, that helps cities plant in pursuit of clean air and reduce citizens’ exposure to air pollution at the roadside.

This event is presented as part of 'The Air We Breathe', a brand new public programme at The Exchange bringing together cutting edge research from across the University of Birmingham. From a hydrogen train to a sci-fi forest, discover how the University is delivering clean air both here in Birmingham and around the world.
 

 

 

07/12/2021 12:30
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Tue, Dec 7
12:30
The Exchange
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Arts of the Air: An Evening of Words, Paintings and Histories

The Old English ‘Storm Riddle’ takes us riding on the turbulent air of a thousand years ago. Shelley’s ‘Ode to the West Wind’ expresses the revolutionary inspiration that Romantic thinkers found in the weather. Virginia Woolf considered the changing air of each century and how it might influence life on the ground. The history of English literature is a history of air and human responses to it. Visual artists, too, have been gripped by this most elusive and omnipresent subject - from the earliest landscape painters to Peter Lanyon depicting the thermals under his glider, they have shaped our ways of seeing and feeling the air around us. 

Take your seat for an illustrated talk and anthology of readings woven together by Alexandra Harris, award-winning author of Weatherland: Writers and Artists under English Skies and convenor of the University of Birmingham’s ‘Arts of Place’ network. With help from friends and colleagues who will share their specialist insights, Alexandra will explore some of the very different ways in which air has been perceived and represented in Britain. This atmospheric winter evening will carry us through gales to frosty sunsets - and perhaps a balmy breeze. 

08/12/2021 18:30
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Wed, Dec 8
18:30
The Exchange
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Breathe Well Dance Workshop – Fun, Research-Led Taster Session

The Breathe Well study explores ways to improve diagnosis and treatment for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). People with COPD often struggle with fatigue, breathlessness, fear and loneliness. But it is possible to reduce these feelings through physical activity, education and group support. For the last four years Siân Williams from the Breathe Well research team has been leading mixed dance sessions, specially designed for people living with long term breathlessness. 

   

Sian Williams will be leading this taster session at The Exchange. Come along and give it a try – all are welcome. You can do as much or little as you want and take part either standing or seated. No experience or special kit needed (though flat shoes are preferable). 

18/12/2021 11:00
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Sat, Dec 18
11:00
The Exchange
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Winterbourne Gift Membership
31/12/2021, 00:00 after midnight
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Fri, Dec 31
00:00after midnight
Winterbourne General Admission
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